SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DattoCon-- Datto Inc., the leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through the managed service provider (MSP) channel, announced several key leadership positions. To help guide the company along its path of continued global growth, Datto has appointed a new Chief Sales Officer, Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Customer Experience Officer (CXO).
To establish and drive Datto’s global go-to-market strategy and execution for all Datto solutions, the company welcomes Sanjay Singh as Chief Sales Officer. Singh brings more than 20 years of operational and general management experience and is focused on growing the business across the globe. Prior to joining Datto, he was Chief Operating Officer at Unbxd, Inc., a product-discovery platform that uses artificial intelligence to anticipate and influence buying behaviors. Singh also worked for Akamai Technologies for 18 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and previously held roles in sales, services, and support.
Datto has appointed Mark Simon as the new Managing Director of EMEA, where he will lead in a region that has experienced growth of more than 1,600 MSP partners in the last 15 months. In this role, Simon is responsible for sales strategy and execution as well as leadership of Datto’s growing EMEA presence. Simon joins Datto with 20 years of international experience, including 14 years at Toluna, a technology provider of digital consumer insights, where he held various leadership roles, including Managing Director, North America, Managing Director, UK and Global Head of Products.
Singh and Simon join Chris McCloskey, who joined Datto in late 2018 as CXO, leading Datto’s world-class global customer success, technical support, customer experience and implementation teams. McCloskey’s teams are focused on providing award-winning service to Datto’s global partner base. Prior to joining Datto, McCloskey served as Finastra’s Chief Operating Officer for the Americas and several other roles, including Global Head of Solutions and Field Operations, and Global Head of Sales Operations.
"Our partners have told us, and we agree, that now more than ever, it’s a great time to be an MSP. We see promising growth for our partners and we anticipate that our new executive leaders will help shape and deliver on Datto's vision to meet those market demands," said Tim Weller, CEO at Datto. “More than 18 months after our merger with Autotask, we’re still growing our ecosystem. We signed on more than 1,500 new partners since the start of the year and continue to help them grow their revenue year-over-year."
Gartner predicts that the overall external IT spend of small-to-medium business (SMB) will reach $1.1 trillion by 2020 and that SMBs invest a higher proportion of IT spend on external IT solutions and services than large enterprises1. Datto’s key hires will help the company stay ahead of the growing demands placed on MSPs globally to provide these services to their SMB clients. Today, Datto:
- Continues to invest in talent, growing staff year-over-year to more than 1,600 employees.
- Has facilities that span 22 offices in nine countries, with four new office expansions celebrated in the last year.
- Serves more than 500,000 SMBs across more than 130 countries through partnerships with more than 15,000 MSPs.
- Protects more than 500 petabytes of end-user data, a nearly 15% increase from 2018.
Datto’s executive team and expert staff have convened to unveil new technologies, discuss industry trends, and share growth strategies at DattoCon19, the largest open-ecosystem event for MSPs in the IT industry with more than 2,900 attendees, taking place June 17-19 in San Diego, California.
As the world’s leading provider of IT solutions delivered by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Datto believes there is no limit to what small and medium businesses can achieve with the right technology. Datto offers business continuity and disaster recovery, networking, business management, and file backup and sync solutions, and has created a one-of-a-kind ecosystem of partners that provide Datto solutions to half a million businesses across more than 130 countries. Since its founding in 2007, Datto has earned hundreds of awards for its rapid growth, product excellence, superior technical support, and for fostering an outstanding workplace. With global headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has international offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore. Learn more at datto.com.
1 (Gartner, Forecast Overview: Small-and-Midsize-Business IT Spending, Worldwide, 2018, Mikako Kitagawa et al., 30 May 2018)